His first stop was the Lawrenceville School, a private academy in suburban New Jersey, where he spent a year shoring up his academic credentials before moving on to Harvard. At every turn there were culture shocks: After graduating from Harvard with a degree in history and politics, Farivar traveled the United States by car and finally moved to New York City to pursue a career in journalism.
He now serves his country by running a national radio program.
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At a time when the war in Afghanistan is the focus of renewed attention, and its outcome is more crucial than ever to our own security, Farivar draws on his unique experience as a native Afghan, a former mujahideen fighter, and a longtime U. He paints a vibrant portrait of his family and his nation's history; exposes the world of militant Islam by taking us deep inside the madrassahs; vividly recounts his experiences on the battlefield; and movingly conveys the culture shock of a Muslim living in contemporary America.
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US Show more US links. He has seen both worlds. Even though he's a secularist, he understands where the religious groups come from. As a journalist, and a a great real narration of life in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion all the way to the current Karzai government. As a journalist, and a Hardvard graduate, he has entertaining vivid language to describe the whole mess over there. I highly recommend it. Read this instead or with the Kite Runner novel. Jul 27, Rachel Davis rated it it was amazing.
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Parts of it got a little dry. Honestly, the only reason I picked it up is because the title was catchy. Since I deployed I've been trying to gain a greater understanding of why I'm in Afghanistan and I was hoping this book would give me a better perspective. Aspects of it did however; for the most part it just sort of highlighted periods of Afghani history that I already knew about.
A nice refresher and good insight into what drives Afghani's to fight and reiterated the fact that most Afghani's Parts of it got a little dry. A nice refresher and good insight into what drives Afghani's to fight and reiterated the fact that most Afghani's don't want Arab fights in their country. Jul 20, Billy rated it it was ok Shelves: Despite the wildly inaccurate title the author was not a mullah and was more of a battlefield tourist than fighter , the book offers some interesting insights into life in Afghanistan before and during the Soviet occupation.
The author's time spent in the U.
Dec 08, Bill Fazio rated it it was ok. I came across this book in my local library and was excited to read it. The title is misleading and I kept reading waiting for something interesting a "confession" if you will to happen. Sep 11, Melissa rated it liked it. While I don't feel like I understand the country well, I suppose I understand bits better?
I don't feel like it was a waste, by any means. Nov 26, B Sherburn LaBelle rated it it was amazing. An excellent writer and book. Nov 24, Roadhouse rated it liked it. This book gives an interesting account of Afghanistan's recent history.
It explores the history that sets the stage for the rise of the Taliban. May 11, Rayyan Basheer rated it it was amazing.
Dec 26, Adrienne Taylor rated it liked it. Helps to give a look into a culture I know little about.
In these days of constant fear-mongering, for myself personally this book was an important reminder that we're all humans, all from a place or a family, all grew up with hopes and dreams and influences on our lives that shape who we are and what we become. I'd recommen In these days of constant fear-mongering, for myself personally this book was an important reminder that we're all humans, all from a place or a family, all grew up with hopes and dreams and influences on our lives that shape who we are and what we become.
I'd recommend this to anyone curious about Afghanistan. Bill Mullen rated it liked it Jul 05, Keef rated it really liked it Dec 14,